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24 Bachelor Programs in Illustration

A bachelor’s degree is an undergraduate program that can be pursued as a first college-level academic award. Scholars can use this education as a base for graduate-level degrees. A bachelor program can take three to five years to complete. What is a Bachelor in Illustration? A Bachelor in Illustration is an undergraduate program that can focus on three parts of the profession, including auth… Read more

A bachelor’s degree is an undergraduate program that can be pursued as a first college-level academic award. Scholars can use this education as a base for graduate-level degrees. A bachelor program can take three to five years to complete.

What is a Bachelor in Illustration? A Bachelor in Illustration is an undergraduate program that can focus on three parts of the profession, including authorial, narrative and informative illustration. Programs may look at traditional disciplines, such as drawing and painting, as well as digital technologies, such as motion graphics and web design. The exact focus of a program may differ based on the school and the student’s preferences. Examples of courses include illustration design principles, illustrative life drawing, composition and rhetoric, conceptual processes, and digital media principles.

Someone who completed this degree program may be able to communicate visually through drawings and designs. He or she may also have a working knowledge of effective business practices, which can help when dealing with clients or coworkers. Finally, students improve their ability to manipulate images through computer programs and technologies.

Applicants should research programs they want to attend to learn more about cost. Tuition often varies from one institution to the next and may even change by the year.

There are a wide range of career opportunities available to those who have completed a Bachelor in Illustration. Graduates may become freelance illustrators, comic artists, video game image makers, advertisement designers, publishing specialists, graphic designers and concept art makers. While students are ready to enter the workforce, some may choose to further their education through a related master’s degree.

Where can students take a Bachelor in Illustration? Many universities around the world offer this type of program. Some students may even be able to take online courses. To apply or learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge , United Kingdom

This course offers a dynamic and exciting approach to the practice of Graphics & Illustration. By fostering the development of great ideas and challenging existing thinkin ... +

This course offers a dynamic and exciting approach to the practice of Graphics & Illustration. By fostering the development of great ideas and challenging existing thinking in the subject, you will be equipped with the tools to help define your future and find an individual voice within the field of visual communication. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich , United Kingdom

Our BA (Hons) Illustration degree course has developed a well-deserved reputation for challenging conventional thinking.

Our BA (Hons) Illustration degree course has developed a well-deserved reputation for challenging conventional thinking. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Milan , Italy +2 More

The course of illustration aims at forming a design professional who gives form and life to an idea, concept, character or situation thanks to his /her extraordinary capacity ... +

The course of illustration aims at forming a design professional who gives form and life to an idea, concept, character or situation thanks to his /her extraordinary capacity to represent, mimic or transform creativity into reality. The illustrator possesses a deep knowledge of the language and the specific techniques used in the various areas of application: from a children’s illustrator to a scientific illustrator, a cartoonist, an animator, working in the field of traditional publishing, to the world of advertising. Professional Profile: Illustrator, Animation Designer The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I (180CF) -
BA
Full-time
3 years
Italian
Oct 2020
Campus
 

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Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth , United Kingdom

It takes an illustrator with a bold, clear vision to create striking and memorable images. Our BA (Hons) Illustration programme will encourage you to develop your own personal ... +

It takes an illustrator with a bold, clear vision to create striking and memorable images. Our BA (Hons) Illustration programme will encourage you to develop your own personal style, reflecting the unique way you see the world. You’ll explore different contexts of image-making, from traditional publishing and commercial applications through to independent books, zines and illustrative products. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2021
15 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Rome , Italy

Create incredible stories with your own characteristic drawing style. Create infinite worlds with your own colors and technique. Take control of your own talent. Learn to tell ... +

Create incredible stories with your own characteristic drawing style. Create infinite worlds with your own colors and technique. Take control of your own talent. Learn to tell stories by drawing them. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
Italian
Oct 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
HCA
Hereford , United Kingdom

BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation at HCA capitalises on the natural link between illustration and animation, arming you with the knowledge, inspiration and support you ne ... +

BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation at HCA capitalises on the natural link between illustration and animation, arming you with the knowledge, inspiration and support you need to make your mark on this thriving industry. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2021
15 Jan 2021
Campus
 
CANVAS
Lausanne , Switzerland

Bachelors in Graphic Design and/or Bachelors in Illustration The Bachelors in Graphic Design and/or Bachelors in Illustration are 3-year programs that prepares students for ma ... +

Bachelors in Graphic Design and/or Bachelors in Illustration The Bachelors in Graphic Design and/or Bachelors in Illustration are 3-year programs that prepares students for major professional work in the Visual Arts. The programs offers a complete selection of courses that combine creativity, expertise and professionalism. -
Bachelor
Full-time
3 years
English, French
Campus
 
Willem de Kooning Academy
Rotterdam , Netherlands

You will develop into a designer that is specialised in creating applied images and visuals. Illustration is becoming increasingly more visible in our strongly visually-orient ... +

You will develop into a designer that is specialised in creating applied images and visuals. Illustration is becoming increasingly more visible in our strongly visually-oriented communication culture. -
Bachelor
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Design Akademie Berlin
Berlin , Germany

The BA in Illustration is aimed at those who want to draw passionately and think pictorially, who want to shape content, and communicate coherently and informatively.

The BA in Illustration is aimed at those who want to draw passionately and think pictorially, who want to shape content, and communicate coherently and informatively. -
Bachelor
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Europe for Applied Sciences
Berlin , Germany +1 More

Illustrations visualize complex content in newspapers, magazines, infographics, advertisements, posters, websites, and apps. The Illustration program at the University of Appl ... +

Illustrations visualize complex content in newspapers, magazines, infographics, advertisements, posters, websites, and apps. The Illustration program at the University of Applied Sciences Europe combines the classical arts such as painting, drawing, and printmaking with the fascination of contemporary design using modern, digital techniques. -
Bachelor
Full-time
6 semesters
English
Campus
 
Academy of Art University
San Francisco , USA

The School of Illustration's BFA program embraces the art of visual and conceptual storytelling in any medium. Students develop the skills necessary to transform themselves in ... +

The School of Illustration's BFA program embraces the art of visual and conceptual storytelling in any medium. Students develop the skills necessary to transform themselves into skilled, distinctive, professional illustrators able meet the marketplace’s growing need for artists trained in visual problem-solving in both traditional and digital media. Exciting career paths await in comics and graphic novels, children's books, advertising, editorial illustration, and interactive illustration. -
Bachelor
Full-time
8 semesters
English
Campus
Online
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Torino
Turin , Italy

The course of Illustrazione e Animazione trains a design professional who gives shape and life to an idea, concept, character or situation thanks to his/her extraordinary capa ... +

The course of Illustrazione e Animazione trains a design professional who gives shape and life to an idea, concept, character or situation thanks to his/her extraordinary capacity to represent, mimic or transform creativity into reality. The illustrator possesses a deep knowledge of the language and the specific techniques used in the various areas of application: from a children’s illustrator to a scientific illustrator, a cartoonist, an animator, working in the field of traditional publishing, to the world of advertising. Professional Profile: Illustrator, Animation Designer The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I (180CF) -
BA
Full-time
3 years
Italian
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Falmouth University
Falmouth , United Kingdom

Become adept at problem-solving and creating your visual language on an illustration course renowned for its professional practice and industry connections. From day one you’l ... +

Become adept at problem-solving and creating your visual language on an illustration course renowned for its professional practice and industry connections. From day one you’ll have your own desk space, and be encouraged to embrace the studio culture of creative communities. You'll maximise your employability in the visual communications industry by learning about marketing, copyright, tax and more. Our academic team has experience in every aspect of the sector, creating a diverse learning environment with multiple specialisms available, preparing you for the constantly evolving needs of the creative industries. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
OCAD University
Toronto , Canada

In the Illustration program, you will learn how to produce images that complement the written word or stand on their own. You’ll be encouraged to express your individual artis ... +

In the Illustration program, you will learn how to produce images that complement the written word or stand on their own. You’ll be encouraged to express your individual artistic voice while examining the world we live in. You will work closely with faculty and practicing illustrators in traditional and digital techniques. This program will help you grasp communication art, while also learning the business skills required to work as independent freelancers. At the end of this four-year program, you will earn a Bachelor of Design degree. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Rome , Italy

The Undergraduate course in Illustration and Animation aims at forming a design professional who gives form and life to an idea, concept, character or situation thanks to his ... +

The Undergraduate course in Illustration and Animation aims at forming a design professional who gives form and life to an idea, concept, character or situation thanks to his /her extraordinary capacity to represent, mimic or transform creativity into reality. The illustrator possesses a deep knowledge of the language and the specific techniques used in the various areas of application: from a children’s illustrator to a scientific illustrator, a cartoonist, an animator, working in the field of traditional publishing, to the world of advertising. Professional Profiles: Illustrator, Animation Designer, Storyboard Artist, Author of Graphic Novels, Comics and Graphic Journalism. The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I (180CF) -
BA
Full-time
3 years
Italian
Oct 2020
Campus
 

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